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Supporting Active Lifestyles

Jun 1, 2022

Why are Amino Acids Important in Active Ageing?

As we age, our body's ability to produce amino acids decreases, which can lead to muscle loss and other health problems. Amino acids play a crucial role in supporting us as we age. Learn more about the importance of amino acids in active ageing

Feb 14, 2022

Plant-Centered Eating: What It Is and Why You Should Consider It

Plant-based eating is on the rise, and for good reason! Here's everything you need to know about plant-centred diets, including how to get started.

Dec 9, 2021

Why the Type of Protein You Eat Can Affect Your Workouts?

If you’re an athlete or into your fitness, then you probably know that protein is a vital part of your diet. But, on the other hand, did you know that different kinds of protein are digested differently and can have a profound impact on how well you perform in competitions and during workouts.

Oct 22, 2021

Sleep: It May Help You Build Muscle and Burn Fat

Sleep is so often overlooked by athletes and gym-goers as a critical factor to becoming a pro fat burner and maximizing muscle gains. Imagine though, that just by sleeping better you may be able to get the body of your dreams - who doesn’t love the thought of that! Let's look at this a bit more.

Oct 6, 2021

9 Ways To Boost Your Energy Levels Without Caffeine

Caffeine is a great performance enhancer which is why it's included in most pre-workouts. However, caffeine isn't the only option when it comes to getting that all-important energy boost. Find out more about how you can get started on your day without the coffee cup! Check out these nine ways to get a boost without the jitters.

Oct 1, 2021

How to Stop a Cold in its Tracks

It's a challenge we all face when trying to stay fit and healthy – any sort of injury, cold or flu can have a big impact on us, both physically and motivationally.  If you start to feel the telltale signs of a cold coming, there are a few things you can do to strengthen your natural immunity. And while there’s no such thing as a quick-fix cure for the common cold, these tips should help shorten the duration – or get rid of it completely… 🤞

Aug 3, 2021

Improve your performance with acetyl-l-carnitine

Whether you want to improve your running speed, your focus at work or your energy levels around the clock, your nutrient intake can have a big impact on your performance. In this article, we take a look at the properties of acetyl-l-carnitine, a key nutrient that may give you a vital boost in all areas.  

Jun 10, 2021

Eating Clean: Know your nutrition labels

‘Clean eating’ is no longer just a buzzword touted around by influencers and journalists. Many of us want to know that the foods and supplements we eat not only fuel our performance but that they come from clean, sustainable sources. In this article, we’ll guide you through the key points to look out for, so you can maintain a clean diet.

Jan 21, 2021

How Can You Minimise Muscle Loss As You Age

Age-related muscle mass wastage, also known as sarcopenia is often a concern for older athletes. A lot of what happens with your health is driven by genetics. However, the expression of your genes is influenced by lifestyle, habits and things you do on a daily basis. Here is how you can minimise muscle loss as you age. 

Jul 8, 2020

Episode 5: The importance of Osteopathy in performance sports

In Episode 5 of Amino Biohacks, Simon speaks to Mark Hokan about his journey from personal training to osteopathy.  

Jul 6, 2020

Episode 3: Escaping the rat race and becoming a pilates teacher

In Episode 3 of Amino Biohacks, Simon speaks to Mav Wynn who escaped her high-flying career and moved to Costa Rica to become a pilates instructor.

Feb 25, 2020

How to drink alcohol when training

Here at Amino, the team are always looking to find ways in which we can optimise our bodies to perform better. And although we don’t recommend alcohol as part of your training plan, it’s such a common way in which we all enjoy ourselves, we thought it would be useful to do an article on it and how to deal with its ill effects. In this article, we try and help you understand the impacts of alcohol and then outline a few strategies for reducing the effects that alcohol has on your body in and around your training and your subsequent fitness goals, whether its fat loss or muscle building.
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